One small action at a time

28 Dec

Awhile back, I was contacted by Jon Brooks, of FOAR.US and was asked to cover their launch. Sadly, I was so busy and so wrapped up in our move that I dropped the ball…big time. I should’ve covered this before Christmas, or even during the big Christmastime push, but I’m wondering if this is maybe a blessing in disguise (disguised of course as an overworked, overstressed mom). The new year is just days away, and aren’t we all looking for a resolution we can keep? Maybe this year, we can resolve to do the right thing. Maybe this year, we can resolve to make a difference in the world, one small action at a time.

FOAR.US is a clothing company that works with the non-profit organizations, War Child and Women Thrive to raise money for their organizations through the sale of t-shirts. According to FOAR’s website, “ has the objective of redefining conscious consumerism and bring light to vital issues too often forgotten. Through fashion we give people the opportunity to have a voice beyond a simple aesthetic.” In other words, you’re going to buy t-shirts anyway, why not buy a t-shirt that makes a difference in the world? Incidentally, $10 from each t-shirt sold goes directly to the charity it was designed for (the t-shirts sell for $30-$35). Their products are also organic as well as sweat shop free.

I’m not going to rant or rave. I’m not going to beg and plead. What I will tell you is, these are really cool t-shirts. The charities they’ve been designed for are worthy and deserve more attention. Check it out for yourself. Maybe you’ll decide that you want to put some of that Christmas cash to a new, awesome t-shirt. Maybe you’ll just decide to check out their website and spread the word about what they’re doing. Either way, I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I wasn’t.

I also want to make sure this is crystal clear: I haven’t been paid a dime for this post. I haven’t been offered or promised any merchandise. This is a project I believe in, and all I’ve received is a great feeling for doing the right thing, and that’s enough for me.

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